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Fragment of silk with satin with gold silk warp and gilt paper strip weft of diamond lozenge pattern and floral roundels, clouds and scrolling tendrils in gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts.


Denman Waldo Ross Collection; Gift from Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA, September 1, 1893

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Japanese, Edo period, late 18th or early 19th century

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Height x width: 20 x 46 cm (7 7/8 x 18 1/8 in.)

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Silk satin-weave with gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied down with supplementary warps in twill-weave


Textiles and Fashion Arts